“What you’re after is truth from the inside out. Enter me, then, conceive a new, true life.” Psalm 51.6
Every once in awhile there is a perfect moment. A sunset beyond description, a sunrise that touches every part of your body, a dinner where heaven arrived, or a magical conversation. Sometimes you know the moment is special, other times you reflect and realized after everything is gone. What strikes me about these moments is my lack of desire. It is as if the moment is a gift, unasked, not sought, just a pure gift from the one with everything to give. My number one desire is that every life is a string of perfect moments. My hope and dream is that each can experience a time of true peace, of certainty of purpose, and absolute confidence.
I look around and see people in pursuit of their dreams. The dreams vary but their purpose remains the same, happiness. We carry with us a thirst. We do not really understand it and have no clue as to how to quench it. Our desires drive and motivate us to pursue a quest without a destination.
Perfect moments touch our thirst. We find assurance in a fresh sunrise that we can begin again. We see the hope of peace in a beautiful sunset. In a child’s embrace, we find unconditional acceptance. In our lover’s arms, we experience grace. The moments touch our thirst and leave us wanting more, unsure of where to go.
We have an answer, but it seems too easy to be true. We look for models, and they contradict the answer. We search for experience, and find we are still thirsty.
Looking away from God merely brings a single touch. Seeking answers with others will never solve a personal quest. The odd fact is that our thirst and God’s desire are sides of the same coin. We both desire a relationship with each other. God knows this, we often forget.
David’s recognition and prayer is one that can be ours. All we need to do is ask.